Getting a driver’s license is a major milestone in the lives of most teenagers. A driver’s license represents a sense of freedom. However, a driver’s license also comes with more responsibility for teenagers and leads to heightened fear and anxiety for most parents. Naturally, parents want their young drivers to be as safe as possible while driving on the road. As a parent of a teenager, it is important to know the leading causes of accidents among teenagers and how many teenagers die in car accidents every year.
On average, 2,739 teen drivers ages 16-19 died in car-related crashes this past year in the United States. This statistic does not include collisions that only resulted in crash-related injuries which were 228,000 this past year. Here are some resources that you as a parent can use to help keep your teen driver safe on the road:
Learning the proper driving skills and understanding the consequences, causes and outcomes of accidents can lead to your teen becoming a better driver. As a parent, you’ll never stop worrying about your children, but you can rest a little easier knowing they’re prepared to hit the road with the knowledge and skills you have provided.
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